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Discovery Park looking for volunteer docents

January 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Discovery Park in Magnolia is looking for people who want to be park docents. The docent coordinator tells us that many of the current docents come from our neighborhood.

Docents lead many of the programs here at Discovery Park, including teaching school groups, tots, families, seniors, and more! We provide our docents with extensive training in Northwest natural history and interpretation techniques so they can feel comfortable venturing into the world of education at a park. Docents are the reason that Discovery Park is able to provide so many educational programs to the public. They are able to help children touch their first sea star or hear a red-winged blackbird by the ponds. They teach the importance of our natural world through games, sensory activities, and FUN!

Training for the Docent Class of 2010 begins Feb. 24, and applications are being accepted through the end of January. You can contact the docent coordinator at 206-386-4237 for more information, or download an application.

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